BABA General Studies Specialization: Arabic

The Arabic (ARA) area of specialization provides students with the opportunity to develop an appreciation for the complexity of the many facets of the Arab world including its society, culture, history, arts, religions, and literary heritage. It is the language of an ancient civilization that is today spoken widely across North Africa, the Middle East, and the Arabian Peninsula. It is also the liturgical language of more than a billion Muslims and one of six of the official languages of the United Nations. For career information visit the UF Career Connections Center.


Students are required to have a minimum of four classes totaling 12 hours from any of the 3000-4000 level courses listed below and maintain a minimum 2.0 Area of Specialization GPA. Be sure to check course prerequisite requirements. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog Courses page to find more details for each course.

  • Any 3000/4000-level ARA or ABT courses, excluding 4905 courses

Contact Information

You are always welcome to meet with an advisor in the Heavener School of Business, however, advising specifically related to Arabic Studies is available through the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For registration, scheduling, and area-specific questions, please contact:

Dr. Youssef Haddad
357 Pugh Hall

Major and Minor Options

Major and minor options are available in this area of specialization. You can find out more about the Arabic major and the Arabic Language and Literature minor in the Undergraduate Catalog.